Celebrity couple looking to extend
CHERYL Cole and boyfriend Liam Payne have submitted plans to more than double the size of their already huge mansion in Surrey.
This will be the second time the pair (pictured above) have tried to convince Guildford Borough Council to extend the multi-million pound house this year. In June, the local authority refused to let the couple build a super garage – an obvious necessity to house their fleet of six cars worth £1 million.
However, it seems the refusal made on the basis that development will be ‘harmful to the green belt’ has not phased the singers.
This time the celebrity pair are trying their luck with an even more ambitious plan.
Fresh designs submitted on August 10 include a large indoor swimming pool, spacious guest house, gigantic garage and a passageway linking the new buildings to the current house.
If the plan goes ahead, the mansion will be more than double in size. According to the planning statement it will ‘amount to an 80% increase’, to be precise.
Former One Direction member turned soloist, Liam, bought the £5.1m mansion in March 2015.
Since the purchase, Cheryl and Liam have submitted a total of six applications to extend the property, including the current plan.
All of which, apart from the most recent plan to build the super garage, have been permitted.
These include a single storey extension in May 2015, which came with an indoor pool complete with a plant area, jacuzzi, sauna, rockery and changing area.
However, months later the couple amended the plans to include a basement to house a fitness suite and games room. Despite the plans being submitted more than two years ago, building work still has not begun.
If the latest application goes ahead, a pathway will join the previously proposed indoor swimming pool, gym and games area to a huge double garage and entrance hall. A guest room with five sections to the bottom left of the house could also be built.